Use these simple DIY back porch ideas for usable outdoor spaces.
Unless you have a brand new home where you can design the outdoor area by preference, most homeowners have to customize existing space for ideal usability. Giving your yard an overhaul isn't easy but the resulting outdoor living space is worth it. Take a look at these DIY back porch ideas to make your patio space more usable.
DIY Back Porch
Creating an outdoor space to use at our temporary home was priority. This back porch area is a great place for socializing outdoors with family and friends, but it needed a little work.
After cleaning up the yard and pruning all of the overgrowth, this space transformed into a great addition for our family to spend time together. What better place to spend a summer?
How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Space
There are several factors to consider when planning out your favorite back porch ideas. The first step is to pick out a style for your exterior space.
Pick a Style for DIY Back Porch
For this back porch makeover, I wanted a Boho feel with a little flair of modern. A great way to achieve this style is with neutral outdoor furniture paired with a pop of color.
Make Your Space Functional
Your yard is really an extension of your home. Consider how you will use your space, such as needing a dining area or outdoor seating for gatherings. Make it into a usable space for your needs.
DIY Back Porch Ideas for Patio Furniture
Our main purpose for this small space was to have a social gathering area to relax and hang out. It's best to find patio furniture that is a good option for your style choice and functionality. I wanted something a bit different, but still comfortable. Because let's be honest, who wants to hang around if the furniture is uncomfortable?
I found the perfect furniture at Article. Not only was it the Boho style in neutral colors I was looking for, but it is so comfy.
Article has recently expanded some of their outdoor furniture line to include a fresh look and material options. Those styles are: Sophisticated Bohemian, Garden Scandinavian, and Industrial Pop. They are super stylish and you can mix and match to get that perfect look for your patio this year! (shop here)
This sectional from Article (shop here) is perfect for taking summer naps because of the deep seating and soft cushions. What better way to spend an afternoon?
I also love the design element and texture the wicker adds to the space. The entire frame except for the legs are covered in wicker. The frame of this couch is metal making it one sturdy piece of furniture for your beautiful porch.
The wood legs also give the couch a modern flair as well. The couch also has the same wood and grey color scheme as the other pieces of furniture. This is a good way to bring everything together.
Some type of patio chair is ideal for additional seating and conversation. These comfy chairs embellish your home's curb appeal with their Boho vibes. I love the shape and style. Plus, they are oh so comfy.
Adding small tables will help to soften the space and provide an area for some additional porch decor. To add a touch of modern to this DIY back porch I used this small side table with clean lines. The color scheme blends the styles perfectly together.
Add Stylish Accessories
Once you have your main pieces for your DIY backyard ideas you can add accessories to really bring the whole look together.
Pillows and Throws
Using toss pillows and throws is a great idea for bringing in bright colors and texture. I added in tones of a pink color palette to finish off the look with these fun throw pillows and blanket from Target.
Flowers and Greenery
Bringing in flowers and greenery is one of my absolute favorite ways to complete a space. I added in a few faux plants and real potted flowers for the finishing touch. It's important to use a decorative plant stand or pots to illustrate more of the theme. It also helps to have different heights varying elements of focus.
While natural lighting is desired for the daytime, make sure to include other lighting options for nighttime. I love to use string lights to light up my back porch space. The soft glow of these lights at night illuminates the beautiful space.
Other options for your DIY back porch ideas may be:
- an outdoor rug
- a fire pit
- a water feature
- vertical floral designs like lattice panels
- play areas for kids
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Create your perfect outdoor space with these easy DIY back porch ideas. Don't have a huge backyard area? You can use any of these same ideas for your front porches too.
We recently moved and now we are using this furniture next to our pool.
Sometimes I need more temporary seating. These metal chairs are perfect to pull out for guests. This post is sponsored by Article, but all opinions are my own.
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